July 03, 2015

San Diego Comic-con

I'll be doing demos and portfolio reviews at the Schoolism booth #2042 for anyone who'd like to come by. And I'll have my Concept Workbooks available!
Friday, July 10: Demo 2-3pm. Portfolio Reviews 4:30-5:30.
Sat, July 11: Demo 2-3pm. Portfolio Reviews 4:30-5:30.
Sun, July 12: Portfolio Reviews 12:45-2pm.


June 28, 2015

June 23, 2015

James Gurney's Gouache in the Wild

James Gurney has come out with an excellent new outdoor painting tutorial. The two things I liked most about it is that it takes the mystery and frustration out of the practical setup, and it builds a real enthusiasm to get out there and paint! More info and where to buy here.

June 21, 2015

Sketch Exploration!

I like to take quick sketchbook studies into photoshop and see what happens...

June 06, 2015

Summer Reading

Some summer reading for you: The 3 Body Problem by Cixin Liu.
(Cover artwork pictured here, not my work.)
If you love SF in the Arthur C. Clarke tradition then this book with its Chinese perspective will top your summer reading list. It's shocking and awesome!

May 27, 2015

Schoolism Live San Francisco!

San Francisco, we're coming!
Use my promo code: FOWKES and save $20 on a one day pass and $50 on a weekend pass for a stellar lineup of artist's workshops (plus me:)

May 25, 2015

Life Class Demo!

I shot steps of one of my life painting class demos for you if you're interested.
This is a quick sketch of a costumed pose in watercolor with opaque white gouache.

May 18, 2015

The Big Fix!

Lighting frame paint-over, or as I like to think of it, fighting the forces of chaos :)

We do these after the digital sets are created and lit. The first pass at lighting rarely comes out well and it's up to the artists to design the color and light for a compelling story moment in the form of a frame paint-over in photoshop.


May 11, 2015

Book Shelf

Forget the art books, this is the bookshelf that REALLY matters :)








May 04, 2015

3 Properties of Color

Great news for those of us who struggle with color: everything we see can be simplified into 3 properties! 
The bad news is that these 3 simple properties combine into about 2.3 million color variations. Ugh.



April 11, 2015

Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo!!

April 16-19
April 16-19
April 16-19April 16-19
April 16-19
April 16-19. I'll be at booth x-26 with groovy prints and tutorial booklets that I think you'll enjoy.
Look for me right next to my superstar hosts Imaginism Studios.


March 31, 2015

Bernini at the Galleria Borghese

Just saw the Bernini sculptures at the Galleria Borghese. That some guy can turn a block of stone into this leaves me speechless.


March 26, 2015

Big Announcement!

Schoolism's move to affordable art education has opened!! Check out the Kickstarter subscription program!
All my classes will be available!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bobbychiu/schoolism-subscriptions-art-education-made-afforda

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February 04, 2015

I have a new audio interview out on the Creative Trek podcast, check it out at creativetrek.com
More audio interviews in the sidebar to the right.



January 30, 2015

Workshop in Rome!

For all of you out in Italy or nearby, join me for workshops in Rome this Spring! More info here.
Non perdetevi il workshop di Nathan Fowkes per la prima volta a Roma!




January 26, 2015

Austin Texas this weekend!

If you're anywhere near Austin Texas this weekend, come join me and the Schoolism live gang for a weekend of Artist's workshops! See you there!


January 22, 2015

Online Resources

And here's a the video description of my portrait drawing online resources:


January 20, 2015

Online Portrait Course begins Monday!

My portrait drawing online course begins this Monday Jan 26! We've opened up a couple spots just for you! Check it out here.

January 19, 2015

Online Pictorial Composition Class!

My online Pictorial Composition class is open for enrollment!
Session starting March 19 now sold out
Session starting May 28, enrollment opens January 20 (tomorrow!)
An additional session will held Fall of 2015

December 26, 2014

Schoolism Holiday Sale!

Save $100 on all Schoolism online self study classes!
I'm proud to offer Designing with Color and Light: http://www.schoolism.com/school.php?id=22
And Environment Design: http://www.schoolism.com/school.php?id=26

December 11, 2014

December 08, 2014

Save $100 on my self taught online drawing course!

1 week only, save $100 on the self taught version of my online portrait drawing course! Promo code is fowkes100. More info and enrollment here.
I also have a session of the fully critiqued version beginning January 26. More info and enrollment here.

December 05, 2014

Live Workshops in Austin Texas!

If you're anywhere near Austin Texas on January 31-Feb 1, come join me and the Schoolism live gang for a weekend of Artist's workshops! See you there!

November 24, 2014

CTNX is a wrap!

Great weekend at CTN Animation Expo!
Good to meet all of you who came out to the workshops as well as old friends and co-workers!
This is myself, Rodolphe Guenoden, Christophe Lautrette and Armand Baltazar.